Route 66 & Native Americans

  A few years ago, the American Indians & Route 66 project published a downloadable e-book telling the history and correlation between Native Americans and Route 66.  Unfortunately, the pdf file can no longer be downloaded there, however, I did manage to get the file while it was still available. You can read more about […]

Thirty Years On The Road

Hard to believe I started my adventures out on the road just a little over thirty years ago. I’ve been so many places, seen so many things….many of which I never had a chance to get photos of….yet. I’ve also heard some strange stories….unfortunately my memory isn’t as good as it used to be. I […]

Desert Strangeness And Charm

The desert southwest is full of strangeness, and other things that are just plain odd. Highway signs are no exception. On Interstate 15, approximately 10 miles south of Baker, California, you will see a sign with what will probably be the strangest looking (and sounding) name for a road. Zzyzx Road. Don’t ask me how […]

Exploring the desert southwest

Backroads66 Exploring the harsh beauty in the desert southwest US is not only fun and exciting, but it can also bring its share of challenges, as well as hazards which aren’t always in plain sight. Monsoonal rains and flash floods are a given, during the latter part of the year, however, it’s what lies on […]

Why preserving the history of Route 66 is important.

Backroads66 (Photo: Desert Hills Motel in Tulsa, Oklahoma) There are many things in American history that have been preserved over the years, whether in museums, monuments, roadside historical markers, or by other means. However, Route 66, and the stories that go along with it, seems to be a little different. There are abandoned motels, old […]

Road trip Season is almost here.

It seems Mother Nature has had quite a field day with those of us in the U.S., this winter. I, like many other people, have had enough of the cold, wet, snowy, nasty weather, and am quite ready to hit the open road in search of new places and adventures. Those sunny days filled with […]

Route 66 and the open road

Backroads66 After many years on the open road without much purpose (other than working as a commercial driver), I decided it was time to do something different. Not only will I be sharing photos and experiences of some of my favorite places along Route 66, but I’ll also be covering anything from cheap motels to […]